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Mr. Kensek from Ellettsville IN is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexible Seating for Success!

Help me give my students alternative seating such as stools, lap desks, and balance balls to replace classroom desks. This is the biggest ask for students at my school.

  • $649 goal

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My Students

My students live in a small community in Southern Indiana. A lot of our students come from rural areas and although we are close to the cultural diversity of a college town my students are fairly isolated to practices from around the world. I have taught math, social studies, and personal finance.

My students are passionate about choice in their education and enjoy flexible seating options, project-based learning, and engaging activities that challenge them to think critically about the learning objectives.

My Project

These materials will allow my students to have a choice each day where they sit. My students are looking for any alternative to classroom desks. With these materials, I will be able to move completely away from desks to allow my students to work collaboratively in a more open space. This arrangement will create a better environment for project-based learning and group work. Classroom tables are expensive so I am going to request the school to purchase those.

Your contribution will redefine what a classroom looks like and create an environment that students look forward to working in each day.

A simple change of seating will lead all students to better learning opportunities and success.

Mr. Kensek
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Norwood Commercial Furniture NOR-2200MAC-SO Mobile Assorted Color Plastic Stack Stool with Stability Ring, Blue, Green, Red, Purple, 17 3/4", (Pack of 4) • Amazon Business $106.71 1 $106.71
ProsourceFit Core Balance Disc Trainer, 14” Diameter with Pump for Improving Posture, Fitness, Stability, Grey, Model:ps-2142-bd-grey • Amazon Business $12.72 8 $101.76
LapGear Compact Lap Desk - Turquoise - Fits up to 13.3 Inch Laptops - Pack of 12 - Style No. 43019 • Amazon Business $98.26 1 $98.26
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair Active Classroom Desk Alternative Seating | Built-In Stay-Put Soft Stability Legs, Includes Air Pump, 45cm, Lime • Amazon Business $16.28 5 $81.40
WALIKI Adult Size Chair Ball with Feet 4 Pack | Alternative Classroom Seating | 30"/75CM Color Mix • Amazon Business $69.99 1 $69.99
Norwood Commercial Furniture NOR-1101AC-SO Plastic Stack Stools, 17.75" Height, 11.75" Width, 11.75" Length, Assorted Colors (Pack of 5) • Amazon Business $50.09 1 $50.09

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